Media Relations

ETSU University Relations staff members are assigned to cover specific colleges, divisions, and offices across the East Tennessee State University campus.  Members of the news media are encouraged to contact a staff member at the numbers below, or, to reach the main University Relations office, call (423) 439-4317.

Joe Smith 
Executive Assistant to the President for University Relations
(423) 439-5707



Administration, including President’s Office, University Chief Operating Officer, Academic Affairs (administrative), Advancement (administrative), Enrollment Management, Equity and Diversity, Facilities Management, Financial Aid, Finance and Administration, Housing, Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Registrar’s Office
Crisis Issues
Public Safety
Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
University School
Honors College
ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site
Roan Scholars Program
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Department of Geosciences
Department of Psychology
Division of Theatre and Dance


Carol Fox
Coordinator, University Relations
(423) 439-5715

• College of Business and Technology
• School of Graduate Studies
• Division of Student Affairs
• School of Continuing Studies
• Information Technology
• Innovation Laboratory
• International Programs and Studies
• Scholarship Office
• Dean’s list and Graduation list
• George L. Carter Railroad Museum
• Food Service
• Postal Services
• Religious Centers
• Research and Sponsored Programs Administration
• Commencement


Jennifer Hill
Assistant Director, University Relations
(423) 439-5693

• Department of Art and Design
• Department of Communication
• Department of History
• Department of Literature and Language
• Department of Music
• Department of Philosophy and Humanities
• Department of Political Science
• Department of Physics
• Department of Sociology and Anthropology
• Department of Social Work
• Division of Storytelling
• Academic Technology and Office of e-Learning and Online Education
• African and African American Studies Program
• Alumni Affairs
• Charles C. Sherrod Library
• Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
• Central Receiving
• Community Partnerships Center
• Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine
• WETS-FM (89.5)


Kristen Swing 
Associate Director, University Relations 
(423) 439-4325

• James H. Quillen College of Medicine
• College of Nursing
• College of Public Health
• College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
• Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
• Community Health Centers
• Dental Hygiene Clinic
• Student Health Services
• Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic




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